Accelerating the development of senior leaders and their teams has been a passion for Jeff throughout his career. Jeff has established a track record of helping leaders at all levels bring even more value to their organizations and to themselves. He has been delivering executive coaching and business team development services since 1990. Established in 2001, Performance Leaders, LLC clients have included Pfizer (pharmaceuticals and consumer), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Bank of America, Boehringer-Ingelheim (pharmaceutical and veterinary), COTY, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Evotec Pharmaceuticals, Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker, Richemont Group, Siemens, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and WSP Flack+Kurtz.
Performance Leaders’ value-added is most frequently achieved with tightly focused coaching and/or leadership team development that accelerates individual and organizational performance and builds critical capabilities applied to key business challenges. Nearly all aspects of leadership as well as strategy development and deployment, change management, organizational design and talent succession planning/development are areas of expertise Jeff brings to his work. Jeff’s coaching work is often with experienced line or staff leaders looking to expand their capabilities and demonstrate increased readiness for a current or more challenging assignment, and with leaders transitioning to new, and significantly more challenging positions. His team effectiveness work has primarily been focused on helping senior management groups operate as a real leadership team when they need to be a team, understanding and delivering their unique value to the business. He works with all levels and types of teams, including co-promotion and alliance teams and has extensive experience working with leaders and teams inside and outside of the United States. An experienced facilitator, Jeff also does interesting work designing and facilitating complex international meetings that deliver on strategic goals.
Jeff’s practice is built on over thirty-nine years of experience in the pharmaceutical, financial service and airline industries, both as a line manager and as a human resource development leader. As a Team Leader in the Organizational Effectiveness (OE) team of Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, he led a team focused on the development of key senior and mid-level leaders and their teams across the global pharmaceutical business. Jeff’s areas of focus included leadership development and coaching, succession and talent planning, OE and change management, merger integration, and cross-functional team development. Before Pfizer, Jeff held OE leadership positions with Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (RPR) where he worked closely with senior management on accelerating learning and building the global organizational and individual competencies RPR needed to achieve its strategic goals. Prior to RPR, Jeff focused on the development of first and second level managers at Chase Manhattan Bank. Before two years as a partner in an advertising specialty business, Jeff began his managerial career with People Express Airlines, where he held line management positions ranging from customer service to training to international operations, culminating in his last assignment as West Coast Regional Director.
Jeff holds a Masters in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Drew University. He also holds certificates in advanced team building, instructional design, and a variety of leadership self-assessment and feedback instruments including the Herrmann Brain Dominance Inventory (HBDI), the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and EQ-I 2.0 Emotional Intelligence self and 360 assessment. Jeff has helped design and is faculty for the fall ’20 debut of the IFAPP Leadership module. A member of Forbes’ Coaches Council, he is married with two adult daughters. He is active in his community as past president of his synagogue, has been a board member of the Painted Bride Arts center, was an active board member of his local food co-op and enjoys spring and summer weeknights and weekends as a volunteer umpire for Little League games, at least he did so before COVID-19.
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